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The American Mule Association is a California non-profit public benefit corporation that was founded in 1976. Since its inception, the AMA has been dedicated to building the reputation and integrity of mules throughout the United States.

A primary objective of the AMA is the promotion of the modern mule as highly intelligent, versatile and personable riding companion.  The AMA also promotes the Donkey which is an integral component in the genetic makeup of the mule.

The AMA acts as a primary sanctioning body of mule and donkey shows throughout the United States.  AMA members and their mules and donkeys can compete for points that count towards year end awards in numerous disciplines including, but not limited to, packing, roping, jumping, dressage, gymkhana and trail.    

If your interest is driving, showing, packing, or pleasure riding, mules are the perfect animals, and the AMA wants to help you achieve your goals. Whether just starting out or a seasoned professional, the AMA is an organization dedicated to serving you and your mule.

Browse through our history page for some background, or go to photos and see what the members are up to. We have a membership application available online to print. Contact the AMA office for judge’s card application, show packets, or other information.

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Thanks Valley Vet for being a huge sponsor of the AMA

Recent Comments About Our Shows

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"Thank you Kathy Petite for hosting such a fun, organized and welcoming Mule and Donkey Show..." - Kelley Jo Locke
"Two AMA members showed up at the Ventura Co. Fair. Draft, open mule show..." - Anna Arnold
"Stephanie Lewis did a first class job putting on the Murieta Mule Classic in Rancho Murieta..." - Becky Kolano
“Thanks to Bonnie and Phil Easley for hosting such a fun show in beautiful Penn Valley...” - Kellie Shields

Recent Pictures Sent In from friends of the AMA